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Kuu’s Music Pick of the Month: King

Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias are KING. In 2011 KING independently released their first EP to much acclaim; title track “The Story”, “Supernatural”, and “Hey” make up the 3-piece introduction to their carefully crafted dream-soul sound. Hours after the release, their EP had traveled far to music lovers and tastemakers alike, making new fans of many. KING’s eclectic sound is relatable yet not simply defined. Though they play with the boundaries of their many influences, throughout each song is the common thread of a certain soulful authenticity. The smooth vibe, intricate production, and harmonic style of their music evolved beautifully in their home studio, a product solely of the three women and a result of their Minneapolis and Los Angeles roots. Paris produces KING’s songs, while Amber and Anita are the primary singers. The three work together on songwriting and arrangements to create their unique sound, garnering such accolades as Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists You Need To Know, Pitchfork’s Best New Track, NPR’s Song of the Day and 10 Songs …

Living In Gratitude

Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful. -m.fabrega- Courtesy of @rebekahletch

Delving Into Art- The Broad Museum

Jeff Koons “Balloon Venus (Magenta)” came into our collection on this day in 2012. The work is a contemporary take on some of the oldest sculptural depictions of the female form — some dating back over 30,000 years. The most famous of which is Venus of Willendorf. (#JeffKoons, Balloon Venus (Magenta), 2008–2012, © Jeff Koons)   “This sculpture is actually made of heavy stainless steel. It’s called ‘Balloon Dog’ and it’s by Jeff Koons. Jeff wanted us to remember the joys of having a birthday, so in 1994 he began a series of work called Celebration. ‘Balloon Dog’ is part of it.”    Jean-Michel Basquiat passed away on this day in 1988. “Eyes and Eggs” from our collection includes one of Basquiat’s most expressionistic and wholly rendered characters (much of his work includes more skeletal figures). If you look closely, you can see the scale of the piece by the sneaker prints running across it (it’s about 10×8 ft). (#JeanMichelBasquiat, Eyes and Eggs, 1983, © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat)   “Try to imagine the …